Violet Beauregarde

This cocktail from High Wire Distilling Co. in Charleston, South Carolina, is a great choice in late spring when local blueberries are in season. (This cocktail also appeared here in the May/June 2022 issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine.)


1 ounce High Wire Revival
Straight Rye Whiskey

1/2 ounce High Wire Southern Amaro

1 ounce blueberry simple syrup

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

1 ounce club soda


Combine all ingredients except club soda in a shaker tin. Add ice and lightly shake for about five seconds. Strain into a rocks glass and add ice. Use about 1 ounce of club soda to rinse the shaker tin of all the blueberry goodness, and add this to your glass. Stir to incorporate and enjoy!

Blueberry Simple Syrup Ingredients

1 quart blueberries (rinsed)

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

peel of 1 lemon

Blueberry Simple Syrup Directions

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and heat to dissolve sugar. Add blueberries and lemon peel and simmer for about 10 minutes or until blueberries begin to burst. Strain and cool.

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